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Overview

Introduction to Dunedin, Florida

Dunedin, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 4 miles S of Palm Harbor, Florida (center to center) and 19 miles W of Tampa, Florida. The city is considered part of the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area.

Dunedin History

The name Dunedin comes from the Scotis Gaelic word 'Dùn Èideann,' meaning Edinburgh. Originally, Scottish families settled here in 1899. Dunedin has very strong Scottish roots and traditions that are maintained to this day. The city hosts a number of annual festivals like the Highland Games, and the very popular Mardi Gras celebration. It is home to a number of exotic beaches and some rare open waterfront communities. 

Dunedin and Nearby Attractions

  • Sperry Lake.
  • Dunedin Historical Museum.
  • Gladys Douglas School for the Arts.
  • Dunedin Fine Art Gallery Gift Shop.
  • Dunedin Highland Memorial Park.
  • Grant Field.

Things To Do In Dunedin

Dunedin houses many historic buildings like the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce and the Dunedin Historical Museum, which may be great places to start an exploration of the city. The Dunedin Marina is another beautiful location, as is the Pinellas Trail which has a picturesque, 15-foot wide, 40-mile area, ideal for walking, biking and skating. Honeymoon Island is just off the coast of Dunedin, and the State Park offers opportunities of snorkeling, swimming, fishing and even observing wildlife in its natural habitat. Moreover, adventure lovers can take a trip to Anclote Key Preserve State Park, which provides facilities for primitive style camping, surrounded by more than 43 different types of birds. It also has a 19th century lighthouse and a 4-mile long beachfront.

Dunedin Transportation

St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport serves the area.

Dunedin Higher Education

Schiller International University is the local university.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,882
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens29.4%
Employed Population 16+15,769
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$34,970
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,567

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,100
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone40.2%
Median Gross Rent$985
Median House Value$157,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.2%
Irish15.4%
English13.7%
Italian11.3%
Polish5%
French Except Basque4.2%
Scottish4.1%
Greek2.1%
Dutch2%
Norwegian1.5%
Swedish1.4%
West Indian1.1%
Russian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Arab0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
African0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Bahamian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Croatian0.2%
US/American0.1%
British0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Dunedin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pinellas County
Standard Zip Codes34698
P.O. Box Zip Codes34697
Phone Area Codes727
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.02
Approximate Longitude-82.77

Dunedin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTARPON SPRINGS SWG PLNT
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp50 to 72 F
Apr Temp61 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip52.4 inches
StationTAMPA INTL AP
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp52 to 70 F
Apr Temp62 to 81 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 84 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationSAINT LEO
Distance37.7 miles
Jan Temp48 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 84 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp63 to 85 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belleair3,958$97,788
Belleair Bluffs2,255$55,735
Clearwater111,747$58,158
Oldsmar14,023$66,196
Palm Harbor60,236$72,572
Safety Harbor17,268$77,500

Dunedin Hospitals

Baycare Alliant Hospital
(Non-profit)
601 Main St
(727) 736-9999
Mease Dunedin Hospital
(Non-profit)
601 Main St
(727) 733-1111

Dunedin Public Schools

Academie Da Vinci Charter School
1060 Keene Rd
ZIP: 34698
(727) 298-2778
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Athenian Academy
2817 Saint Marks Dr
ZIP: 34698
(727) 298-2718
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Curtis Fundamental Elementary
531 Beltrees St
ZIP: 34698
(727) 738-6438
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Discovery Academy Of Science Charter School
1380 Pinehurst Rd
ZIP: 34698
(727) 637-9929
Other
Total Enrollment 123
Dunedin Elementary School
900 Union St
ZIP: 34698
(727) 738-2990
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Dunedin High School
1651 Pinehurst Rd
ZIP: 34698
(727) 469-4100
High
Total Enrollment 1517
Dunedin Highland Middle School
70 Patricia Ave
ZIP: 34698
(727) 469-4112
Middle
Total Enrollment 1060
Garrison-jones Elementary School
3133 Garrison Rd
ZIP: 34698
(727) 469-5716
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
San Jose Elementary School
1670 San Helen Dr
ZIP: 34698
(727) 469-5956
Primary
Total Enrollment 455

Dunedin Private Schools

Cornerstone Christian School
317 Milwaukee Ave
ZIP: 34698
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 87
Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic School
730 San Salvador Dr
ZIP: 34698
Elementary
Total Enrollment 181
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